Free

Battered Moons Poetry Competition Launch

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Richard Jefferies Museum

Marlborough Road

Swindon

SN3 6AA

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description



Join us for the launch of Battered Moons Poetry Competition 2018.

Open Mic: limited to 15 readers (music, stories, poems: please book a slot here) and readings by guest poet Amali Rodrigo.

Great poetry, friendly atmosphere, music and singing around the fire and under a wintry moon. Wrap up warm. .

Cafe open for hot soup and refreshments.

Amali Rodrigo is a poet and translator, born in Sri Lanka, now living in London. Her collection Lotus Gatherers was published by Bloodaxe in 2016. She has won numerous awards for her work and is currently an Associate Lecturer and PhD candidate at Lancaster University.

John Glenday remarks on Lotus Gatherers: ‘What makes Rodrigo a truly remarkable poet? In part, it’s the breadth and intelligence of her vision… in part, the deftness with which she can work that vision into a world we can marvel at, but also recognise. This is a world of paradoxes – exotic and familiar, a deeply spiritual world which delights in passion; that celebrates love, but does not hesitate to focus on unsettling histories of gender violence. Lotus Gatherers is an astonishingly sensual book, in the literal sense – these are poems we can feel; poems we can hear resonating on the page, aromatic poems, laced with breathtaking imagery; poems we can hold up to our lips and taste.’ The collection also includes a sequence of translations of the medieval graffiti song-poems from Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.

FREE

Battered Moons Poetry Competition 2018
Opens 2nd February 2018
Part of POETRY SWINDON FESTIVAL
Supported by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

Guest judge: Jacob Sam La-Rose
Co-judge: Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton
Both judges read all entries

Closing date: 31st May 2018

PRIZES
1st Prize £700.
2nd Prize £200.
3rd Prize £100.
Four commendations of £25 each.

Winning and commended poems will appear
in the Battered Moons Poetry Pamphlet 2018

and invited to read at Poetry Swindon Festival on October 6th.

FEES
Each poem submitted costs £5, and £3.50 for each additional entry


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Richard Jefferies Museum

Marlborough Road

Swindon

SN3 6AA

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved